Little Creek-Fort Story remembering Pearl Harbor in ceremony

Lewiston ceremony today marks 76th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor

Republican Gov. John Kasich's resolution ordered the flags lowered from sunrise until sunset Thursday on the 76th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. What we may not know is that an obscure military facility in Washington state was among the first to get notice that something was amiss.

More than 2,300 servicemen were killed in the assault carried out by Japanese airplanes.

But, whoops, the correct date is 12/7/1941, of course. He wrote "Countdown to Pearl Harbor", which examines the 12 days leading up to the December 7, 1941, attack.

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Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story will remember those who served in the attack of Pearl Harbor.

The attack marked America's entrance into WWII. Another 1,000 people were wounded on what President Franklin Roosevelt famously called a "date which will live in infamy". Over the next four years, Americans endured a long, bloody slog. The master of ceremonies will be retired U.S. Navy Cmdr.

Surprised US service members who normally would have slept in on that Sunday morning or enjoyed some recreation, found themselves fighting for their lives.

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